We are a voice for giraffe!

GCF is dedicated to securing a future for all giraffe populations in the wild. We envision a world where all giraffe can live wild and free within their historical ranges or habitats throughout Africa and are protected by the people around them.

What are GCF’s core values?

  • Creativity & Courage
  • Respectivity
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Collaboration

What does GCF stand for?

  • GCF is an international science-based conservation organisation that provides innovative approaches to save giraffe in the wild.
  • GCF is the go-to organisation for giraffe conservation that is proactive and reactive, with a strong collaborative and dynamic team working within a network of partners on all levels.
  • GCF is a Leader in supporting a sustainable future for giraffe in/and their natural habitats.
  • GCF will continue to organically grow and increase awareness to save giraffe in the wild.

What drives GCF?

  • To be a bold, independent organisation
  • To be disciplined and ‘always on’
  • To be an open book
  • To not over-promise
  • To be passionate
  • To be courageous and ready to push boundaries
  • To be open-minded and flexible
  • To be adaptable and dynamic
  • To build trustworthy partnerships and relationships

What are GCF’s objectives?

GCF is dedicated to a sustainable future for all giraffe populations in the wild.

GCF’s primary objective is to raise awareness and support towards securing a future for giraffe and the conservation of their habitat in Africa, and more specifically to:

  • support the conservation of viable and existing habitat for giraffe;
  • identify key threats to giraffe in Africa and develop innovative ways to mitigate them;
  • raise awareness of and promote the value of giraffe conservation in African Range States as well as internationally;
  • plan, develop, implement and administer projects and programmes – including the appointment of project staff – in support of its primary objective, in co-operation with local communities and partner institutions, as appropriate;
  • collaborate with local, national and international partners on giraffe conservation efforts in the interests of giraffe conservation in African Range States; and
  • raise funds for giraffe conservation and management throughout Africa.

United by a common goal, GCF is a family of organisations consisting of GCF Trust (Namibia), GCF-USA (Florida, USA), GCF-East Africa (Kenya & Uganda) and Freunde von GCF (Germany). All four organisations are legally and financially separate entities, working under the umbrella of GCF. Our shared commitment to a sustainable future for all giraffe populations in the wild is governed by a Memorandum of Understanding.